It’s easy to think “honeymoon” and conjure up all of the usual locations synonymous with love and nuptials. Paris in the springtime, over-water bungalows in the Maldives, the waterways of Venice… True, all of these places are wonderful honeymoon destinations, but what if you want to take the opportunity to ring in your new life together doing something that’s a little bit different? And ideally, that’ll be somewhere that you haven’t already visited before. That strikes quite a few off the list, doesn’t it?
We’ve found 4 incredible and totally awe-inspiring places worth considering if you’re on the hunt for a honeymoon destination less travelled…
Tschuggen Grand Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is one of the most exceptional 5-star hotels in Switzerland, delighting its guests virtually all year round with luxury, elegance and an interior design that is as colourful as it is stunning, all set in the mountains of Graubünden. Built in 1970, this amazing landmark is perfect for ski fanatics, and the hotel boasts the Tschuggen Express, a private mountain railway that takes guests directly to the slopes or trail in two and a half minutes. This other-wordly hotel is also internationally renowned for it’s spa and modernist indoor swimming pool.
Iceland – A whimsical and natural wonderland
Why Iceland? A geologist’s paradise, Iceland is like nowhere else on earth. If you’re looking for wild and rugged terrain and a certain element of the unknown, Iceland could be for you. Get to know the wild country of Iceland in winter with its magnificent volcanic landscapes, bubbling hot springs and floating icebergs. Or, maybe you’d like to sip on cocktails in the geothermal spa of Grindavik, or snorkel between tectonic plates in the Thingvellir National Park? Either way, Iceland is cool in more ways than one, and you should definitely add it to your honeymoon short list!
Elqui Domos Hotel in Chile
The Elqui Dolmos Hotel in Chile is simply perfect for relaxation and spending time star-gazing with your loved one. At this incredible hotel, the rooms are called “observatories” and allow guests to observe the stars whilst lying in bed. Elqui Domos aims at being a magical destination for resting, introspection and observation. The domes rooms are in fact geodesic structures made of a metal frame covered by a PVC tent, and feature 2 levels. This is the perfect getaway for those wishing to escape all of life’s hustle and bustle, whilst experiencing a vibrant and friendly nation at the same time.
According to Lonely Planet, Mozambique is one of Africa’s up and coming hot spots. With the country’s dark history is behind it, Mozambique is now becoming known for it’s long stretches of unspoilt beaches, diving spots and untouched islands. However it’s colonial heritage has also left behind a thriving cafe and jazz club culture so you can mix your snorkling, scuba and safari with coffee and great music (and the best part is, it’s all really affordable.)